Spanish Surfer Stabbed by Fishermen

A Spanish man was stabbed on a beach in Pingtung County during an altercation with local fishermen. One wound missed his heart by 1 centimeter. According to reports at United Daily News, and Liberty Times Network, 42 year-old Inecio Prio cut a fisherman’s line after it became wrapped around his leg while he was surfing at a beach in Manchou Township this morning, March 31. Four fishermen confronted the surfer and an altercation followed during which Mr Prio was stabbed

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Worker Dead After Pissing on High Voltage Wires

A worker painting a high-voltage electricity tower in New Taipei City’s Linkou District Died this morning, after being electrocuted and falling from a height equivalent to 8 stories. Workers at the scene said the 42 year-old man, Mr Du (杜), had had an urgent need to urinate while atop the tower. He decided to unzip and relieve himself at high altitude. However, the wind caused the stream of urine to go askew and come in contact with the high-voltage power

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Farmers Plowing Their Crops in: Prices Too Low

[Picture: UDN] Farmers in Yunlin County are plowing their crops of leafy vegetables back into the ground and using them as ‘green manure’ due to a collapse in prices for cabbage, rape, bok-choi, and other leafy vegetables. Low prices have plagued farmers since the Chinese Lunar New Year when the price of cabbage fell so low that farmers invited consumers to come and pick their own cabbages for NT$10 (US$0.33) per kilogram. Recently the farm-gate price for cabbages fell to

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Taipei City Mayor in Bangkok: “Hong Kong is Boring”

Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je, speaking at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok today drew laughter from reporters when he said “Hong Kong is boring.” Ko responded to questions from reporters after a statement from a Thai tourism industry leader during a lunch meeting, who said that considering Taiwan’s recently implemented visa-waiver program for Thai visitors, and with increased publicity, the number of Thai visitors to Taiwan could surpass that of Hong Kong. Thai visitor numbers to Hong Kong last year surpassed

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Tour de Taiwan 2017 Stage 3: Climb to the Finish

Stage 3 of the Tour de Taiwan saw riders negotiating two climbs, including a category one climb to the finish line in Taoyuan County March 28, 2017. American cyclist for team UnitedHealthcare, Daniel Summerhill took top honors in the 118.11 kilometer road race with a time of 2:45:52. Anthony Giacoppo riding for IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness Team took second place, and Brenton Jones of JLT Condor came third. Edwin Avila, team Illuminate, the winner of stage one placed 27th, and James

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Sun Shines for Stage 2: Tour de Taiwan

[Cover Picture: Chinese Taipei Cycling Association] The sun shone for the second day of the 5 stage Tour de Taiwan after a wet and slippery start to the 5 day event in Taipei yesterday. British team JLT Condor saw James Gullen come first to take the yellow jersey with a time of 2 hours 41 minutes 50 seconds, and team member Edmund Bradbury second. Yesterday’s stage 1 winner, Columbian Edwin Avila of team Illuminate came third. JLT Condor’s Edmund Bradbury

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Anti-Terror Drills Held in Taipei Ahead of Summer Universiade

[Cover Picture: United Daily News] An anti-terror exercise held in Taipei this afternoon, March 27, saw civilian and military police co-ordinate against a simulated terror attack involving explosives hidden in a sports stadium, and a hostage situation on a bus. The exercise was a rehearsal, or dummy run for an anti-terror drill to be held at 2:30pm, March 30, which will be attended by President Tsai Ing-wen. The exercises are being held in preparation for the 2017 Summer Universiade to

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Tour de Taiwan 2017 Stage 1 Completed in Taipei

Stage 1 of Tour de Taiwan was hosted on a wet and rainy Sunday in Taipei City this morning, March 26, 2017. Columbian cyclist Edwin Avila of the Illuminate team took first place honors with a time of 1 hour 39 minutes to complete the 83.2 kilometer race. England’s Russel Downing on the JLT Condor team took second place, and Italian Paolo Lunardon, RTS-Monton team came third. Wet conditions contributed to two pile-ups on the final corners of the circuit.

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Speed, Mechanical Failure Suspects in Schoolgirl Bus Death

Excessive speed and a mechanical fault are chief suspects in an investigation into the death of a junior high school student who fell out of a bus in New Taipei City’s Ruifang District. Around 5:00pm, Thursday evening, a 15 year-old girl lost her balance and fell onto the rear door of the bus. The door opened, and she was crushed by the rear wheels of the vehicle. Initial media reports, based on the testimony of the bus driver, and comments

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Toilet Modernization Program Rolled Out Nationwide

State-owned energy company CPC Corporation has renovated restrooms at 95 of its gas stations so far, as part of a program that will see restrooms at more than 600 gas stations improved. CPC Corporation Chairman Chen Jinde (陳金德) invited media to the company’s Dazhi gas station in New Taipei City to witness the progress of his vision to make using a gas station restroom a comfortable and refreshing experience. The new restrooms are larger, brighter, well ventilated, and feature bidet

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Search for Missing Firefighter Called Off after 20 Days

[Picture: United Daily News] The search for a Taipei firefighter who went missing while on a hiking trip in Hualian County has been suspended after search and rescue teams failed to find a trace of the man after 20 days. Firefighter Li Ying-xun (李盈勳) lost contact with his two hiking partners when he went searching for water at around 4:00pm March 1. Due to the remoteness of the location it was more than 24 hours until the men were able

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